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Finance and Admin Officer at Chabash Development and Health Initiative (CDHI)

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Chabash Development and Health Initiative (CDHI) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 85190). Existing since March 2016, CDHI focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. CDHI operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its programme principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.

CDHI will implement Prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) amongst children 6-59 months and Pregnant and Lactating Women through integrated community-based approach using Tom Brown local solution in Affected communities of Michika and Madagali LGAs of Adamawa state, with funding from Nigerian Humanitarian Fund (NHF) – 2021 1st standard allocation.

We are currently looking for the right candidate to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Location: Michika, Madagali – Adamawa
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 1 year
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Finance and Administrative Officer will provide direct supervision to the admin support assistant and will keep the Head of Operations briefed on the status of all ongoing activities under his/her purview. The Finance and Administrative Officer will also be available to represent, support and consult on issues being handled by the Head of Operations.

Finance / Accounting:

  • Ensure that the financial accounting environment in the Office follows CDHI policies and procedures, donor regulations and local legal requirements.
  • Work with the Accounts Payable Specialist to ensure the disbursement Requests are in line with the authorization matrix and process them at appropriate level.
  • Ensure that the financial accounting environment in the Local Office follows CDHI policies and procedures, donor regulations and local legal requirements.
  • Prepare Disbursement Requests for next level authority approvals and process them at appropriate level.
  • Keep informed about local fiscal and other financial laws related to taxes and exemptions; inform the Head of Operations and Finance Manager as appropriate.
  • Prepare request and send request for Operation staff and for the sub-office for approval
  • Assist with the review liquidation requests submitted by partners and ensure the liquidation documentation is in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with CDHI and donor requirements.
  • Keep informed about local fiscal and other financial laws related to taxes and exemptions; inform the Head of Operations and Finance Manager as appropriate.

Asset Management:

  • Develop standards on the efficient use of office equipments including office and telecommunication equipment and overseeing the maintenance contracts for this equipment.
  • Provide guidance on the use and maintenance of office equipment (generators, photocopiers etc.) to maximize use and functionality.
  • Will make recommendations to the head of admin on items to be disposed of and prepare list of items for auctioning when directed.

Inventory/Asset Management:
He/She will work with the Warehouse officer/assistant to:

  • Maintain and update the office’s equipment inventory register. Physically mark all items. Add or delete items as required according to the CDHI/Nigeria and the Agency’s Inventory Policy after due consultation with the Operations Manager
  • Send an updated Inventory report on assets over $5000 to Head of Operations every quarter
  • Responsible for receiving procured items in collaboration with the Administrative and HR Assistant.
  • Will be responsible for the items in the administration store and maintain an up-to-date list of all items.

Office Administration and Management:

  • Facilitate effective Coordination, understanding and cooperation between the Operations department and Program Department
  • Develop strategies to ensure efficient application of agency resources, minimize wastage and achieve highest standards of stewardship
  • Directly supervise the building maintenance and repair for the office and residences
  • Provide supervision on couriers to ensure that items documentation (for sent and received items) is carried out properly.
  • Conduct due diligence for vendors as part of CDHI procurement committee.

Position Requirements

  • The Finance and Admin Officer WILL be based in Michika.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or any Management related course.
  • Must have excellent research and facilitation skills
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office and Excel especially.
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be committed to Action the CDHI’s mission, values, and policies.
  • Master’s Degree in relevant fields; Accounting, any Management course will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant administrative management experience, preferably with an international/national NGO.
  • Prior experience in supervising staff in a structured work environment
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply

Note: Women are strongly encouraged to Apply

 

Application Deadline  7th January, 2022.


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